Piast Gliwice v Riga Betting Tips: 1, 2019-07-25

Europa League Tips

Europa League
Thursday 25th July 2019
Kickoff: 1900hrs
Pick: Piast Gliwice win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.57 (odds taken at 22:38 GMT, 24 July 2019)

1 X 2
1.58 3.94 5.95

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on July 24, 2019 at 22:38 p.m.)

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The 1st legs of the 2nd qualifying round in the Europa League continue on Thursday night and our next fixture features a clash between Polish side, Piast Gliwice, and Latvian outfit, Riga, as the betting tips continue at the Stadion Miejski.

Piast Gliwice Prediction – Can Piast Gliwice make most of second opportunity?

The Polish club have been handed another opportunity for European football after being knocked out in the Champions League recently.

A narrow 3-2 loss on aggregate to Belarus side, BATE, in the 1st qualifying round of the Champions League mean they have another chance in this Europa League now.

The hosts also hold home advantage at their Stadion Miejski for this 1st leg of this 2nd qualifying round tie against Riga.

After gaining two draws and a win in their pre-season matches, Piast Gliwice head into this important 1st leg without a win from their last 4 matches.

Draws with BATE (Champions League) and Lech Poznan (Polish Ekstraklasa) along with defeats to BATE and Lechia Gdansk (Super Cup) mean the hosts will be keen to set the record straight here.

Having lost just 2 of their last 22 matches at home in all competitions, Piast Gliwice should still be in a confident frame of mind for this clash.

Piast Gliwice have yet to register a win in the Europa League after four attempts.


Piast Gliwce v Riga Both teams to score

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Riga Prediction – Can Riga strike lucky in Europa League?

Riga are another side that have been granted another chance at European football after crashing out in the recent qualifying round of the Champions League.

Although the scores were level after two legs against Irish side, Dundalk, the visitors eventually lost out on penalties.

0-0 draws both away and home saw Riga lose out in unlucky fashion but they get another chance at Europa League level against Piast Gliwice.

The visitors currently sit top of the Latvian Virsliga and hold a 6-point margin over rivals, Rigas FS, as they turn their attentions to the European stage.

An emphatic 6-0 cup win over Super Nova and a 4-0 home win against Daugavpils in the Virsliga should give them confidence ahead of this 1st leg in Poland.

However, their one previous appearance in the Europa League ended in defeat in another penalty shoot-out against Bulgarian side, CSKA Sofia last season.

Recent results away from home have been encouraging though for Riga as they’ve won 3 of their last 4 on their travels in all competitions.

They’ll have their work cut out to get a result away at Piast Gliwice though I fancy.


Key-Facts – Piast Gliwce v Riga

  • Piast Gliwice have lost just 2 of their last 22 matches at home in all competitions
  • Riga have won 3 of their last 4 away matches in all competitions
  • These two teams have never played each other before in any competitive match


Betting Tips Verdict

Piast Gliwice have been pretty consistent at home for some time now and should edge a 1st leg lead here.